This Changes Everything

Published Nov. 7, 2014 by Simon & Schuster.

ISBN:
9781451697384

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4 stars (8 reviews)

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Review of 'This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

Excellently written, dark account of climate change and neoliberalism, and how these two forces combine to disasterous effect. As Klein points out, many of us walk around with at least one eye closed to the effects of large-scale pollution on our climate, and here she tries to open both eyes. Sometimes prone to hyperbole, and the reference list is occasionally incomplete when looking for further information, but Klein includes a personal tone in her journalism and weaves a coherent story, eventually outlining the positivity behind the movement toward clean energy and community activism.

Review of 'This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate' on Goodreads

4 stars

Great update to Klein's research and thinking on the clash between neoliberalism/globalization and the world. I wish this were a shorter book, it gets its weight from solid story upon scary story rather than strong argument and call to action, but the message is ultimately clear and simple and well-stated for this moment: 1. We have to leave a lot of oil, coal, and gas in the ground starting right now. 2. This will destroy a lot of current wealth and power, as well as the logic of a consumptive/global/growth economy. 3. So those in power, but also the current environmental-focused groups and billionaire technologists, won't save us - the status quo is too bent in their direction. 4. We need direct action, divestment, and embracing the unity of the left's economic demands. This isn't an environmental issue in isolation, and the structural changes and societal support the climate disaster …

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